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NEJA Winter Schooling Jumper Show - April 25, 2021

Our final NEJA show in their winter series was at the end of April. On a whim, I decided to kick it old school and wear my rust breeches and navy coat. I definitely got a few "looks" from some of the HJ crowd, but it was worth being the weirdo eventer girl haha. It was a gorgeous spring day and our rounds were all excellent. Rejoice really seems to enjoy her newfound jumper pony status and powered around like she knew what she was doing haha.  My goals for the day were to win the ground poles speed class by taking a sneaky route someone's trainer would not approve of again haha like I did at the March show and to remember my jump off round like I did NOT do at the March show! Though there wasn't a super sneaky route to take in the ground poles class, I made sure to set her up for tight turns and rollbacks. We did win the class out of nine riders! Whoot! Our speed cross rails was also a good class, with Rejoice willing to listen to half halts, turn on a dime, and also

Day Eight: 30 Day Challenge


Day Eight: A little about the barn/stable you are at

How about a visual tour?  My home is a mid 1800's farmhouse set on roughly 30 acres.  The barn and house are not "pretty", need a lot of updating and fixing, but the barn is safe and functional.  That is all that matters.  We own 15 acres in a neighbooring town and someday will build the "dream farm".  Someday........

Here is my house a few springs ago...the driveway is there on the left.  If you continue along straight (which looks right in this pic) the road becomes a "discontinued" town road.  Yes, I live in the middle of the woods!  And that is a cat in the pic...
Here is my barn...the house is right outside the view on the right.  You can see Dreamy in the front paddock.
Awwww, here is what my barn looks like right now from the house...though this was taken in 2008.  Actually right now the snow banks are MUCH taller.  Like 16' taller.
The back end of my barn.  Sparky's stall is on the right.  Dreamy and Reva are on the left. 

Sparky's stall!  You can see the old barn of the barn (right wall) and the new construction when we built the stalls in 2003.
Reva's stall!  She (and Dreamy) are spoiled with 12x16' stalls.
Barn Cat Buffet
Sparky relaxing in the aisle on a spring day.

I don't have any good pics of my tack room, but here is the corner of it where my grain is kept!  LOL!  (I use an old chest freezer.)  This is an older pic because Reva's info is not even written on the board.
My barn manager....he was two in this pic.  :-D
It is crazy to think he used to be able to fit inside the grain buckets....he is three in this pic.  This was a warm spring morning at feed time!  LOL!

Comments

  1. beautiful pix! I am so jealous of your pretty barn...but not even slightly jealous of your weather.

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  2. Ugh, I'm jealous. (I've been saying that waaaay too much lately) The house looks beautiful, and the barn even more so. The history nut over here saw the house and fall in love. I however would prefer it located in California... sans snow ;)

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  3. Hi honey, I love your barn manager...he is the cutest little guy ever! You are doing well with your 30 day challenge. I enjoy reading your blog entries. I love you Elizabeth, mom xoxoxoxo

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